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    DescriptionFrom 226 C.E. to 640 C.E., the Sasanian Empire occupied the territories now divided between modern Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Armenia. One of the most significant material remnants of the large communities of Jews living within the empire are seals used for identification, almost all of which are signet rings whose styles, inscriptions, and sites of discovery provide important clues about the size and status of Jewish populations throughout the empire. Seals show how Jews within the empire adopted or resisted certain Sasanian symbols and motifs and how they sustained traditional Jewish references, such as Daniel in the lion's den. This volume presents fifty-seven Jewish seals from the Sasanian Empire, as well as comparative seals and other Sasanian artefacts. The text identifies their provenance (if known), translates their inscriptions, and organizes them by their depiction or reference.


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    Title
    Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture
    Subtitle
    A Lexicon of Jewish and Related Seals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel M. Friedenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780252033674
    ISBN 10: 0252033671
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBN
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Approval Code: A14770000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 52
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, ART015070
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAP
    BISAC V2.8: ANT011000
    B&T Approval Code: A17403600
    DC22: 929.90935
    LC classification: CD5348 .F75 2009
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: JBSR, NKD
    Publisher
    University of Illinois Press
    Imprint name
    University of Illinois Press
    Publication date
    07 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore
    Review quote
    "This book should be in any research library for ancient Near Eastern, Iranian, or Jewish history. It will be a useful reference for archaeologists and historians of society, art, religion and commercial practice in those fields." Michael L. Bates, curator emeritus of Islamic coins, American Numismatic Society